We are currently seeking full-time towboat cooks to join the Marquette team! 

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Principal Responsibilities

  • Prepare all food products, including specialty diets to meet dietary or nutritional restrictions.
  • Prepare, handle, and store all food products and equipment in accordance with sanitary standards and safety guidelines.
  • Create a variety of menu items switching meals on the weekly menu to accommodate products in inventory.
  • Plan menu to effectively plan, prepare and use leftover food.
  • Perform quality assurance on all food products, rejecting any items that are damaged or spoiled.
  • Prepare grocery orders to complete the menu and daily requirements.
  • Work closely with Captain to ensure vessel food budgets are maintained.
  • Operate standard cooking equipment and use kitchen and cooking utensils for large quantity food preparation.
  • Clean galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Effectively coordinate, perform, and complete multiple duties in a timely manner.
  • Effectively interact with people of all ages and from all social, cultural, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position.


  • High School education preferred.
  • 2-5 yrs of related experience with food preparation in a large-scale food preparation setting, i.e. school cafeteria, military food service, restaurant required.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety and work related instructions is required.
  • Required physical activities include walking, standing, balancing, climbing, bending, stooping, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), reaching, and pushing/pulling, handling/digital dexterity, talking, hearing, and seeing.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to hot surfaces and food, various odors, enclosed areas and may be exposed to smoke or steam.
  • Must be 18 or older to board a vessel.
  • Must have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) or be able to attain it.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language per USCG regulations.
  • Must be able to be away for extended periods of time as schedules are generally 28 days away and 14 days home.
Marquette offers great pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match, holiday pay, company paid life insurance and other incentives. 

No relocation necessary - Live in your hometown and work on the water! 

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